Studying for a degree in Social Sciences

Studying for a degree in Social Sciences

An Honours degree at Glasgow offers you the flexibility to study a range of subjects in your first two years, giving you a breadth of experience before deciding what subjects you would like to specialise in for your final degree. If you choose to specialise in one subject you’ll take a Single Honours degree and if you choose to specialise in two subjects you’ll take a Joint Honours degree.

In first year you normally choose Level-1 courses in three different subjects. Although your interest is likely to be in social sciences subjects, you can choose to take an arts or science subject.

In second year you normally go on with at least two of your Level-1 subjects at Level-2, and take another subject at Level-1.

At the end of the second year you’ll normally progress to an MA in Social Sciences with Honours degree, which lasts four years, although you can finish your studies at the end of third year with an MA in Social Sciences degree.

Example of MA(SocSci) Joint Honours degree path

Year 1
Choose three different subjects according to your interests.       

Politics
Level-1

Economics
Level-1

Sociology
Level-1

Year 2
Continue with two of your first-year subjects and choose another subject.

Politics
Level-2

Economics
Level-2

Economic & Social History
Level-1

Year 3
Specialisation in two chosen subjects.

Politics
Level-3

Economics
Level-3

 

Year 4
Continue with specialisation in two chosen subjects.

Politics
Level-4

Economics
Level-4


  

Honours degree destination =

MA (SocSci) with Honours in Politics & Economics